As you consider various massage creams for use in your daily practice as a massage therapist or bodyworker, be sure to take your assessment of each massage cream as far as possible in order to make the right selection. This does not mean you will need to spend months searching for a massage cream, but you will need to invest at least a little time to make the optimal choice.
These days, quite a few professional massage therapists and bodyworkers may make their massage cream purchases online for the variety and convenient shipping. Looking online for a massage cream can also comes in handy for the assessment phase, as it may allow the massage therapist or bodyworkers to make easy comparisons between massage creams and also read reviews on the massage creams, written by fellow practitioners.
Whether you are searching for the optimal massage cream online, through catalogs or by calling around on the phone, the same steps need to be taken in order to make a full assessment of the massage cream. The first of these steps is to read and understand the ingredient label on the massage cream.
With this first step, you should be able to effectively narrow down your choices when it comes to finding the right massage cream. However, before you start scanning the ingredient lists for various massage creams, it will be necessary to make two lists of your own. The first list should contain any must have ingredients for your ideal massage cream, and the second list should contain any must-not-have or deal-breaker ingredients.
Of course, there may be some massage therapists and bodyworkers out there who do not have any specific massage cream ingredients to list for one or both of these categories. There are, however, quite a few practitioners who have at least one or two massage cream ingredients to add to these lists.
As an example of how this first step might look, a practitioner might know he must have coconut oil as an ingredient in his ideal massage cream, simply because he adores the effects that coconut oil can bring to the client’s skin and the glide factor it can add to the massage cream. As for deal-breakers, he might decide he does not want any kind of parabens or any scent in the massage cream.
Using these two lists should help the massage therapist narrow down the list of options for the optimal massage cream, and from there, he could move on to the second step of a thorough assessment. The exact next step will depend a bit on the practitioner and his or her needs. For example, if a massage cream that was processed and packaged in a sustainable manner is important to you, then you will now need to see which massage creams meet this standard.
After you have applied your personal criteria to the various massage creams and come up with a shorter lists of products that meet these standards, you can then begin comparing pricing and requesting samples, if possible.